max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00pm - 01:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Language still focus of broadcast policy

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi says Māori radio and television along with other parts of public broadcasting have been underfunded and left to wither over the past decade.

But in the face of a challenge from Paakiwaha host Claudette Hauiti, he was unwilling to concede the crown has an obligation to fund Māori broadcasting for more than the promotion of Māori language and culture.

Mr Faafoi has added a Māori and a Pasifika voice to a ministerial advisory panel on funding of public broadcasting.

Māori Broadcasting Minister Nanaia Mahuta has also asked her Māori Development Ministry to review Māori broadcast needs.

He says that's sufficient to ensure government is doing enough to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

"I believe we are because of the network of stations we are on right now and also the likes of Māori Television, because they are the public broadcasting assets we have to make sure the language and culture is not only protected but also an outlet for Māori broadcasters to take part in the broadcasting market," Minister Faafoi says.

He says that’s in line with the vision of the late Parekura Horomia who in setting up Māori Television emphasised it was about creating a place for the protection and promotion of Māori language and culture.

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

'Te Honongona' Urban Māori Stories
Why is the Politics of Kindness failing our poorest children?
The 2019 child poverty monitor report makes for grim reading...
ODT Cartoon outrage misplaced
We should collectively be righteously appalled at the tone deaf ODT cartoon that made light of the terrible measles epidemic that has killed over 50 children in Samoa. It was an ugly 'joke' that shouted white privilege, but calls to boycott the ODT, sack the cartoonist and the enormous social media wave of fury seem to me to be grotesquely misplaced.
A Collins' Guide to Cultural Colour Blindness
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Utilising ‘white’ as a metaphor for ‘a person or woman of colour’ conveys connotations of white superiority.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00pm - 01:00pm